Here is the Literary Stage schedule for the upcoming San Mateo County Fair, which runs from June 10 to 18. Note that I’ll interview Bardi Rosman Koodrin at her book launch on June 10. On June 11, I’ll participate in the Editors’ Panel and “one-on-one” writing consults. I’ll lead the art activity “Create Your Own Space Alien” on June 12. On June 15, I’ll give a workshop about writing from the heart and the pit of the stomach. On June 17, I’m organizing the annual Author Day. Please note that I’ll be present (except for June 16 and the evening of June 14) when there are activities on the Literary Stage–unless I drop from exhaustion.
For more information, go to: https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/literary-arts.
Will BayCon 2017 welcome a giant squid? You bet it will! “InkJet” contributes to the Imagination Health Fair, a new (and successful) event at BayCon.
BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL
Where? In downtown Berkeley, CA. Laurel Anne Hill will be with Sand Hill Review Press, Booths 134 & 136, on Allston Way, across from Berkeley High and near the Festival’s food court. See https://www.baybookfest.org/maps/
When? Saturday June 3 – Sunday June 4 (10 AM to 6 PM).
Why? Why not? Lots of books, authors, and activities. Be sure to check out Sand Hill Review Press and its award-winning books. Also, attention Science Fiction/Fantasy Fans: Cory Doctorow, John Scalzi, Nisi Shawl are on the program participant list.
This year, BayCon’s at the San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport. I’ll have a busy schedule, as listed below. 2017 marks my tenth year as a BayCon guest. Hope to see some of you there!
SATURDAY, MAY 27
Imagination Health Fair, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm (Laurel Anne Hill will be at the Horror Addicts Table in the Main Lobby.)
HorrorAddicts.Net — Clockwork Wonderland, Saturday 4:00-5:30 PM, Connect 4
Moderator Emerian Rich | Trinity Adler (Contributing author with HorrorAddicts.net) | Mrs. Laurel Anne Hill | Sumiko Saulson (Iconoclast Productions) | Jonathan Fortin | Mr. Ezra Barany | Michele Roger
Come talk Alice, Horror, and hear readings from authors. Door prizes and favors! Emerian Rich (M), Laurel Anne Hill, Sumiko Saulson, J. Malcom Stewart, Loren Rhoads, Ezra Barany, Trinity Adler, Michele Roger, Jonathan Fortin.
SUNDAY, MAY 28
Death always wins, Sunday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Synergy 1
An exploration of how death is viewed and dealt with in contemporary society, past cultures and in fiction, We will contrast what some would say to be an avoidance of directly dealing with death in our modern American society and its use in fiction.
Making readers care about your characters, Sunday 1:00-2:30 PM, Synergy 1
Ever read a story and thought, “I have no investment whatsoever in what happens to these people?” Come learn how to avoid that in your own writing.
Disaster preparation and Urban Survival, Sunday 4:00-5:30 PM Connect 5
Moderator Michael Sarkisian (JOAT Survival) | Christine Doyle MD (CEP America) | Stephen Nelson | Mrs. Laurel Anne Hill
Our “preppers” talk about supplies and strategies for getting through a disaster in an urban setting.
MONDAY, MAY 29
The Eternal Importance of Research, Sunday 11:30-1:00 PM, Synergy 5
SO, what would have happened if the Brits won the War of 1812? Well, actually – they kind of did. Research before you write alternatives to the wrong history. What’s Greek Fire? Or fusion vs fission? The Schwarzschild radius? The Great Californian Mulberry Collapse? Find out before you write your foot into your mouth. Research matters – Also, someone may have thought of your idea before you.